George Lawson Gallery
Julia McEvily
315 Potrero Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94103

March 1-5, 2017

Public Vernissage: Wednesday, March 1, 7 - 10pm

SAN FRANCISCO - For Volta NY 2017, George Lawson Gallery is pleased to be presenting seven representative works from New York and Massachusetts based photographer Susan Mikula's new series, Kilo, large, framed, chromogenic prints on matte paper from Polaroid originals. Historically, Mikula’s working method has exploited an intentionally skewed focus in conjunction with the surface incident, constrained color and serendipity that come from using long-expired Polaroid SX-70 film stock. The current series is shot on third party re-issue film from The Impossible Project in the Netherlands. In all her work, her psychologically charged imagery is open to interpretation, conjuring up contemporary archetypes from sources as disparate as American industry, stock car races, children's toys and the faces of those in her immediate circle.

Mikula tends to work on serial projects. Her previous groupings, American Bond, u.X, Thrill Show and Picture Book, each address the same over-arching concerns with a fresh motif. In the latest, Kilo, she records an afternoon spent with two young women in a textured but strangely vacant interior. The title stems from Mikula's use the military alphabet code to title her work after a series develops. Kilo was next in the sequence, and appropriately it is the international navigation symbol code for "I wish to communicate with you."

About George Lawson Gallery
George Lawson Gallery represents a stable of painters and photographers who favor strong physical presence in their work. The gallery organizes solo and group exhibitions, special projects and events that showcase trends in contemporary painting and photography, producing limited edition books for many of our exhibitions. The gallery opened in San Francisco in 2008. www.georgelawsongallery.com

For further information or images, please contact Julia McEvily at: julia@georgelawsongallery.com

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Kilo #28, 2016
Chromogenic Print on Matte paper Flush-mounted to Aluminum
42 × 41 in (106.7 × 104.1 cm)
cat. no. SUM089